YOU ARE NOW ENTERING RIVERBEND, INDIANA Riverbend…home of the River Rats–a group of small-town sons and daughters who've been friends since high school. The River Rats are all grown up now. Living their lives and learning that some days are good and some days aren't–and that you can get through anything as long as you have your friends. Charlie Callahan is the original good-time Charlie. At least, that's what everyone thinks, especially Beth Pennington, and she should know. After all, she was briefly–disastrously–married to him. But even Charlie isn't laughing when they discover they share an inheritance left to them by Riverbend's favorite patriarch. Now they're forced back together to settle the strange bequest…and to deal with the problems of a troubled boy.